Everyone thought that Disney buying Marvel and 20th Century Fox was a bad thing, but we have got some cool stuff out of those properties and the radness just keeps on coming. In the 10th issue of Marvel’s Alien, a community of survivors has been torn to pieces and an all-new Xenomorph breed comes out to say hi.
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Marc Aspinall and Salvador Larroca have been a fantastic A-Team of complete badasses in their collaboration for Alien. The art in these books is absolutely gnarly. Plus, the narrative has used existing mythos in order to expand the story in really creative ways. To be honesty, this is the movie we deserve. I’m hoping that one day these get picked up for live action series or film cause the work in these books is incredible.
Marvel’s Alien fist issue intro synopsis kicked off like this:
Gabriel Cruz gave his life to Weyland-Yutani–In the case of an alien attack he barely survived, almost literally! Recently retired, Cruz is trying to patch things up with his abandoned son with the help of his friend, a Bishop-model android, but his re-entry into civilian life is not going smoothly…and his encounters with the deadly Xenomorph are far from over. Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Salvador Larroca team up to tell an all-new tale of the titan of horror and science fiction that has scared audiences for decades. No one is safe. No one is innocent. And no one can hear you scream.
Since that intro in issue #1, the narrative has taken readers for a ride. One of the more shocking and icon-in-the-works moments came from the reveal of the all-new Xeno. The design resembles a large portion of the classic Xeno that Ridely Scott’s 1979 film made famous. With one major and chilling change. The Alien’s face is a circular crown of metallic teeth. A real toothy terror!
I mean! Come on! How rad is that design? I was seriously taken aback for a second.
Over the years there have been small changes made to the Xenos, but nothing this extreme. It couldn’t have been easy to come up with a design that works as well as this. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during this creative process.
Marvel’s Alien is now on issue #11. The big reveal took place in issue #10. If you are an Alien fan you really need to grab these books.
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